About Zuyd


Executive Board

In its institutional management role, the Executive Board is responsible for the policies and operations of Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. The Board determines the policies and strategy of the institution and the financial and organizational framework.

drs. André Postema - president

Portfolio:  strategy, marketing and communication, human resources and organisation development, sustainability

Contact: Bianca Stevelmans
bianca.stevelmans@zuyd.nl | +31 (0)45 400 61 14

prof. dr. Saskia Brand-Gruwel

Portfolio: education and research, quality control.

Contact: Monica Bezemer
monica.bezemer@zuyd.nl | +31 (0)45 400 61 03

Rob van Kan, MCI Bsc

Portfolio: business operations, finance and control, accommodation, IT, facilities.

Contact: Yvette Beckers-Collet
yvette.beckers@zuyd.nl | +31 (0)45 400 61 14

Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board monitors the policies of the Executive Board and the general operations in the institution and acts as the employer of the members of the Executive Board. It also has an advisory role and acts as a sounding board.

These are the members of our Supervisory Board:

  • prof. dr. Marja van Dieijen-Visser (president)
  • drs. Hans Dijkman
  • drs. Luvic Janssen
  • prof. dr. Jan Harm Zwaveling
  • drs. Theo Bovens


The connection between education, research, and practice is taken care of by our schools. Here, our students develop into professionals with up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills. Through the schools, it is easy for companies and institutions to make contact with students with regard to internships, assignments, and traineeships. Most of the schools have a corresponding study programme; sometimes a school consists of a limited number of closely intertwined study programmes.

Directors are responsible for connecting the schools and ensuring they work together. 

  • School of Applied Science
  • School of Built Environment 
  • School of Engineering 
  • School of Industrial Engineering and Management
    School of Information Technology
    Director: Peter Princen
  • School of Occupational Therapy
  • School of Physiotherapy
  • School of Speech and Language Therapy
  • School of Health Technology
  • School of Arts Therapies
  • Academy of Midwifery Studies
    Director: Rachelle van Haaften
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
    Director: Ellen Leers
  • De Nieuwste Pabo 
    Director: Noud Theunissen
  • School of Marketing Management 
  • School of Accountancy / Finance and Control
  • School of Business Studies
  • School of Law
    Director: Dries Lodewijks
  • Hotel Management School Maastricht
  • School of Facility Management
    Director: Bas Vogelsangs
  • Conservatorium Maastricht
  • Toneelacademie Maastricht | Institute of Performative Arts
    Director: Mare de Groot
  • Maastricht Institute of Arts
    Director: Angenieta Kuijpers 
  • School of Oriental Languages and Communication / International Communication
  • International Business School Maastricht
  • School of European Studies
  • School of Translation and Interpreting
    Director: Yvette Froeling

Service departments

There are seven service departments supporting the teaching activities at Zuyd:

  • Education and Research
  • Student Services
  • Human Resources
  • Finance and Control
  • Marketing and Communication 
  • Facility Services 
  • General Services 

Each service department has its own director. 


The division of tasks, authority and responsibility among the Executive Board, the Supervisory Board, the Deans of the Schools and the Directors of the Support Services is determined by Managerial and Control Regulations, which are in accordance with the by-laws of the Hogeschool Zuyd Foundation, the WHW and the HBO-branch code of Governance.

Participation and co-decision

The participation and co-decision of students and staff in the management of the university’s policies is arranged through Participation Councils that are composed of staff and students. Zuyd University of Applied Sciences has a Central Participation Council (CMR), Participation Councils for the Schools and a Participation Council for the Support Services.